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Enter your poetry or story

Competition. Locals are invited to enter poetry or a short story to the Society of Women Writers Tasmania. The Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award is open to stories between 1200 and 1500 words. The Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize is for open poetry up to 40 lines in length. Prizes for each of the competitions …

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Ian’s hot classic

Shop. Delight your tastebuds and warm your soul this winter with bargains from WT House Betta Home Living. Owner Ian Walters keeps wife Elaine happy with his comfort cooking on those chilly days and son Leigh has learnt a thing or two. “Having a good meal cooked and a warm house is a great feeling,” …

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Stay dry, warm

Apparel. Every man and his dog will stay warm and dry this winter as they adventure in the outdoors. An extensive range of clothing and accessories are available at Roberts Limited in Smithton from wet weather gear, thermals, flannelettes, fleece and woollen clothing, beanies, gloves and scarves to the old faithful Blundstone work boots and …

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Obituary – Harold Thomas Berechree

Harold Thomas Berechree (August 25, 1922 – May 7, 2017) Harold Thomas Berechree was born at Mengha, a second child for Tom and Caroline “Maggie” Berechree. At around age four, the family moved to Faheys Lane where they lived for seven years. Then in 1933, aged 11, the family again moved, this time to the …

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Farewell Mrs Farrelly

Retirement. What began as a six week relief position has spanned more than three decades for one treasured librarian. Janette Farrelly took a temporary post as a teacher’s aide in the kindergarten class at Forest Primary School in 1985. The position gradually grew into full time work, with roles in both the lower and upper …

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Now, that’s paw-fection!

Fundraiser. The Circular Head community has once again brought about a hugely successful event for Sunday’s RSPCA Million Paws Walk. Event coordinator Trina Morris said the weather was fine and calm, so participants had a great day. “Torrential rain the day before kept numbers down, but those who came had a great time.” At 11am, …

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Intersection safety

Infrastructure. The intersection at Mengha and Spion Kop roads sparked debate at Circular Head Council’s monthly meeting on Thursday. During councillor question time, Councillor Jan Bishop enquired about the progress of roadworks undertaken at the Forest intersection after an audit of council roads identified the spot required upgrading. Engineering and projects manager Bilal Akhtar said …

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May day record

Rain. Smithton and Marrawah have recorded their wettest day in May. Heavy rain fell in much of the state’s north west, north and upper east coast on the weekend. In the 24 hours from 9am Friday to Saturday, the heaviest falls were in the north, including 62 millimetres at Smithton, 50mm at Marrawah and 38mm …

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Descendants commemorate

Anniversary. A significant family gathering was held in Stanley recently to commemorate two fallen soldiers. Descendants of the families of Private George Anderson and Sapper Monte Button met on the 100 year anniversary of the death of the two soldiers killed in the First World War. Private George Anderson was born in September 1895, son …

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Embrace being you

Events. Settle in for a girls’ night and bring the popcorn! Embrace will grace the screen at Smithton High School next Friday and you’re all invited. The film is a social impact documentary which follows mother-of-three Taryn Brumfitt as she explores the issue of negative body image and inspires women to change the way they …

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